Michelle Currie leads a variety of field-based qualitative research and engagement projects and works on the development, management and evaluation of public engagement initiatives. Much of her work has focused on cross-sector partnerships and uptake, scaling and sustaining innovations in higher education.
Prior to her work with Public Agenda, Michelle planned, implemented and/or evaluated programs in various settings. As the Planning and Evaluation Project Manager at Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC (CUCE-NYC), she supported program planning and managed process and outcome evaluation projects in support of three main program areas—Family and Youth Development, Nutrition and Health, and Urban Environment. Michelle has also supported evaluation and other initiatives pertaining to medical research and community healthcare. As a teacher in New York City and as a school administrator in Pittsburgh she guided the development and policies of the schools.
Michelle received an M.S. in Applied Social Research from Hunter College, City University of New York and a B.S. in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from New York University.
Areas of expertise: public and stakeholder engagement, convening design and facilitation, qualitative research, and program planning, management and evaluation